Love Blossoms Stitchery


A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt

(Fits in a 5 x 7 frame.)



You Will Be A Needin:


Muslin or Linen

Floss:  #3777 (country red), #701 (green), #3687 (pink), white, #3755 (light blue), #677 (light yellow), and #433(brown)

Embroidery needle

Light box or sunny window

Mechanical pencil

Picture frame (5 x 7)

Quilt batting

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Paint (burgundy acrylic)



Scrap of contrasting material for bow


Staining:  Instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil, old cookie sheet, wax paper, glass jar with lid, rags.


Picture Frame:

1.  Paint your frame with burgundy acrylic paint and let dry.  Paint a second coat if desired. 

2.  Once completely dry, sand your frame lightly for a vintage look.



1.  Stain 2 pieces of muslin or linen with the instructions give below at the end of these directions.

2.  Print out pattern.

3.  Pin the pattern to the back of one piece of material.

4.  Place on a light box or up to a sunny window.  With mechanical pencil, trace pattern.

5.  Unpin pattern.  Place your second piece of material underneath the piece with your pattern and pin together.

6.  Using the picture as a guide and a simple backstitch, stitch your pattern.



1.  Using the back of the picture frame as a template, trace on 2 pieces of batting and cut out.

2.  Turn your frame upside down and place your stitchery in place.  Place your 2 pieces of batting on top of this.  If there is a piece of cardboard that came with your picture frame, then this would be placed on top next...if not then use the back of your picture frame. 

3.  Pull your stitchery tight and glue or tape to the back of the picture frame.

4.  Tear a piece of contrasting material for bow.  Fashion into a bow and glue in place (see picture).


Staining Instructions:

Supplies Needed:

Instant coffee

Vanilla extract

Fragrance oil (optional)

Old cookie sheet, wax paper, paper towels, old rags

Small spray bottle


  1. Mix together in glass jar with lid - ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water and ¼ cup vanilla extract. 

  2. Add fragrance oil to your taste.  (HINT:  You may want to add just a little at first and add more if you desire.  If you add too much to begin with it may be stronger than you prefer.)

  3. Pour stain into spray bottle.

  4. Lay wax paper or old rags on cookie sheet.  Lay here what you are staining.  Spray front and back thoroughly with stain.

  5. Bake in oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.  If you need to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments. 




You’re done with Love Blossoms Stitchery.  I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed designing it.  If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me or visit my “Stitch ‘n’ Stuff” page at


Terms of Use:

All of my craft patterns are copyrighted.  You may create a reasonable amount of items from my patterns for craft fairs, bazaars, craft malls, and auctions, as long as you give Lillie Mae’s Crafts credit for the design.  You MAY NOT mass produce items from my patterns.  No wholesaling of items made from my patterns.  My patterns are not to be shared or redistributed in any form without my express permission. 


To Print Pattern - Right Click on Picture and Click on Print Picture





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Copyright 2007